Special Olympics community effort

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Benna Sayyed Participants and volunteers at the state Special Olympics on Saturday in Clovis said the event is all about helping challenged citizens excel in sports and competition and enriching their life. The event, which began in 1986, takes place on the third weekend of September every year. The competition was held at the Curry […]

Ticket feature: Special Olympics equestrian competition set

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Freedom New Mexico Clovis and the United Way of Eastern New Mexico are hosting the Special Olympics New Mexico Equestrian Games Friday and Saturday. The equestrian event for the Special Olympics started in 1985 at the state Special Olympics summer games in Albuquerque and later moved to Clovis because the horses’ temperaments were more suitable […]

Monday morning briefing: Olympic riders in Clovis and support for ENMU

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Special Olympics in town The Special Olympics New Mexico Equestrian Team is riding into Clovis for statewide competition Sept. 16. Competitions continue for two days at the Curry County Events Center. Opening ceremonies are at 7 p.m. and include lighting of the torch, the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Senior Olympics to start

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing. According to KVII meteorologist Steve Kersh, “Thursday should be a splendid spring day with sunny skies and highs in the 60s to near 70 degrees. The winds will be howling again this weekend with the next t-storm chances set for next Monday and Tuesday.”

Senior olympics

Four Roosevelt County residents captured individual gold medals at the state Senior Olympics Summer Games held in Las Cruces at the end of May. Armando Payen, 59, was a winner in eight-ball billiards while Jim Brumfield, 74, was second in his age division at the 100-meter run. Tim Bienvenu, 55, meanwhile, was first in an […]

Senior Olympics opens event

This year only, New Mexico Senior Olympics is open to all state residents age 50 and up with no pre-qualifying needed. The organization is also introducing online registration at www.nmseniorolympics.org. Registration deadline is May 6. This year’s New Mexico Senior Olympics is May 27-31 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Competitions include track, […]

Education feature: Youth take top honors at Special Olympics

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer While Portales fans cheer on the Ram football and basketball teams, another group of Portales youth are winning daily battles — in a much different arena with little recognition. They are members of

China takes Olympic fakery to sad extremes

Freedom Communications There have certainly been some genuinely thrilling moments so far at the Beijing Olympics, including a few that didn’t involve Michael Phelps. What is mildly troubling is how many of the thrilling moments have turned out to be fake. It is widely known now that 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, the achingly cute and expressive […]

Former eastern New Mexico woman at Olympics

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Freedom New Mexico Here’s another reason to watch the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, which officially start tonight with the opening ceremonies. Former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell will compete for the U.S. in the women’s hammer throw. Her qualifying round is Aug. 18. Finals for the women’s hammer throw are on Aug. 20. Campbell’s

It’s Their Job: Pat Dodson

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Pat DodsonJob: Local coordinator for the Special Olympics of New Mexico.Background: Dodson has worked in the bookkeeping field for the last 20 years.She has a handicapped son, Garrett who is 17, and participates in Special Olympics. Special Olympics of New Mexico is on the Web at:www.sonm.org.To learn more about […]

Competition of olympic proportion

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Twelve Roosevelt County residents will be traveling to Las Cruces on Tuesday to participate in the Summer State Senior Olympics. For a fee of $45 each, Roosevelt County residents aged 55 and older were eligible to participate in the local games that were held in April. Over a period […]

Ex-ENMU athlete recalls Olympic dream

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — When most people turn on their televisions this week to tune into to the 2004 Olympics from Athens, they see little more than a gathering of athletes competing for awards and recognition. For oneformer ENMU student, however, watching the Olympics is different. It is different because he represented his country […]

Seniors let the games begin

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By Tony Parra There were many smiles and laughs when the Roosevelt County Senior Olympics kicked off the week of local events with the potato relays on Monday in Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens Center. Mary Lucero, director of Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens Center and coordinator of the Senior Citizens Olympics, said she has coordinated the […]